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Old Town House: BIG News!

Here we go: Into the Future! Since 2012 North Yarmouth Historical Society has worked toward the future of Old Town House, our town’s historic 1853 municipal building. Closed to the public for many years, this beloved building holds years of good memories and traditions. It’s time for a new phase […]

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Latest Gazette Just Out!

It’s out! Our May, 2021 Gazette is being distributed to members. Want a taste of this latest issue? Click here to see an excerpt. Want to be sure you’ll get this Gazette, and others to come? Join NYHS!

Wabanaki Resources

  On Wednesday evening April 28, 43 registrants were treated to an in depth Zoom presentation about the indigenous past of the lands where we live. In “Wabanakis in Maine: Our Indigenous Past and Present,” Prof. Joe Hall gave us a great overview of a subject long overdue in the […]

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Two short articles from December’s Gazette

Our December 2020 Gazette was a fun one—many different articles on lots of different topics. Check our Gazette page for two articles: An Archives Find from the 1919 Pandemic, and A Thanksgiving Postcard. Want a copy of the entire Gazette? All members receive one. Please join us, and we’ll be […]

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Clifford Anderson’s snowshoes in DownEast Magazine

In January, 2020 as the pandemic began to take hold of life, a fine article was published in DownEast Magazine featuring iconic Maine photographs from bygone days. One of those photos was of North Yarmouth’s Clifford Anderson. North Yarmouth Historical Society was honored to have a photo of Clifford taken […]

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The First Pandemic in North Yarmouth

A little more than a century ago the world experienced the deadliest flu in modern history. It spread around the planet, and one of every three people was ultimately infected with the virus. An estimated 50 million people died, but since many cases went unreported it is likely that the […]

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Yes. It’s hit us hard.

No one could disagree that 2020 will be seen as a historic year indeed. The word “unprecedented” barely expresses what our community, state, and nation are grappling with—the world is suddenly an uncertain, unreliable, and potentially dangerous place. Compared to what’s happening in the wide world outside of our town, […]

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Annual Meeting Canceled

To all our members and friends: We’ve just received word that North Yarmouth’s Community Center will be closed for one month. Therefore North Yarmouth Historical Society’s Annual Meeting and Program scheduled for this upcoming Sunday is canceled. When we’re able to reschedule with a new date, we’ll be sure to […]

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No News about Coronavirus!

You may be wondering if our Sunday meeting is still on. As of today, March 11, 2020, we are soldering on. See you on Sunday!